Whether you are living on your own for the first time or just testing the waters of cooking at home more, we have you covered. Thrifty keeps it real on how to grocery shop on a budget, make healthy meals for one or two, and make earth-friendly choices without overhauling your entire life.

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I'm a Dietitian & These Are My Favorite Recipes Using Canned Foods

Recipes like Skillet Ravioli Lasagna and Tuna, White Bean & Dill Salad are my go-tos when I want a tasty, healthy meal with pantry-friendly ingredients.